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William and Mary Law School

Rank 45 (USNWR 2023)
165
Median LSAT
3.75
Median GPA
46.0%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • William and Mary Law School
  • William & Mary Law School
  • WILLIAM AND MARY LAW SCHOOL
  • W&M

William and Mary Law School is a law school located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school was ranked 45 in 2023 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for William and Mary Law School is approximately 212.

Admissions website: https://law.wm.edu/admissions/index.php

Admissions email: lawadm@wm.edu

Admissions phone: 757.221.3785

Can I get into William and Mary Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

William and Mary Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 160 165 166
GPA 3.5 3.75 3.85
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 1541 52
# Admissions offers 709 -
Class size 212 69
% Accepted 46.0% 42
% Yield 29.8% 51

During the 2023 application cycle, 1,541 people applied and 709 were offered admission.

William & Mary Law School has a 1L class size of 212, and yield of 29.76%. 211 out of 709 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 29.76% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at William & Mary Law School has a median LSAT of 165. The 25th percentile LSAT is 160 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 166.

The median GPA is 3.75. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.5 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.85.

William and Mary Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 467 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does William and Mary Law School cost per year?

$56,014.00
Tuition
43rd percentile
$38,274.00
In-state tuition
$56,014.00
CoA
62.20%
Grads with debt
15th percentile
$84,355.00
Average debt
34th percentile
$80,000.00
Salary, 25th %
86th percentile
$125,000.00
Salary
91st percentile
$67,137.00
PI Salary
87th percentile
62.00%
Employment rate
64th percentile
93.80%
Bar pass rate
90th percentile

Cost of attending William and Mary Law School

In 2023, tuition was $56,014 and the annual cost of attending was $56,014 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

William and Mary Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from William & Mary Law School make $125,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $67,137.

45.0% of law graduates from William & Mary Law School go directly to work for law firms, while 16.9% clerk for a judge. 10.0% of graduates go into public interest.

93.8% of William & Mary Law School graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about William and Mary Law School

At William & Mary Law School, we believe that we prepare students for the ethical practice of law better than any other program in the country.

It all starts with our philosophy of the citizen lawyer, the ideal of the lawyer as skilled advocate and devoted public servant. That concept translates into an academic curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and the "human element" of the law—compassion, ethics and public service.

In our J.D. program, first-year courses do more than cover the basics. In addition to required coursework in civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property and torts, every 1L goes through W&M's leading Legal Practice Program. You’ll research and draft memos and briefs, learn how to interview clients and negotiate on their behalf. From the very first day, you'll be putting ethical lawyering skills to practice in a supportive academic setting, trained by both full-time legal writing professors as well as by practitioners in the field.

Legal Practice continues into the second year of law school, where you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in an area of practice as you continue to improve your writing and lawyering skills.

Starting in the second year, you'll also choose from nearly 100 different elective course offerings. Every aspect of modern law practice is covered, from intellectual property to national security to business and corporate law. Our nine clinics and one Practicum will help prepare you for the practice of law and membership in the profession. Students in our clinics provide more than 14,000 hours of service annually to underserved clients that include the elderly, children with special needs, and veterans.

All the while, you'll be engaged in learning opportunities outside the classroom through the Law School's more than 40 student organizations and five student-edited journals. Participation in some of these endeavors, such as the National Trial Team and journals, is eligible for credit.

William & Mary Law School

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SteelersReignSupreme
10:49
I wonder if they will let anyone else off the waitlist this week🤔
Pandally
11:10
@SteelersReignSupreme: I really hope so! I'm hoping/praying for that B-day asmission. I keep dreaming about it....lol, plus, after the ASD at Richmond, I now know that is not the school for me.
What didn't you like about Richmond ASD?
Pandally
11:37
@ZestyLaboredHippopotamus: the students 1L-3L lacked enthusiasm. I felt like they didn't have much good to say of their education. Professors are great, but the program as a whole lacks. W&L students were far more enthusiastic and satisfied with their experience in comparison.
Hmm very interesting, thanks!
lol my paragraph reappeared😭😭
Pandally
11:58
@ZestyLaboredHippopotamus: yep! Just my thoughts and feelings. I will likely choose w&l over richmond if I dont get w&m.
Pandally
11:59
@ElderlyScreechingFalcon: mine did that a couple of times before the WL decision. I'm sure they're going to be doing more decisions this week
Oh ok, I thought I was gonna be caught up in the wave this weekend, but that’s reassuring at least
SteelersReignSupreme
13:43
@Pandally: I feel the same way about W&L versus Richmond. I am going to Duquesne ASD on Friday as I am currently choosing between their and Pitt. Hoping for W&L or W&M waitlist to pan out though. I visit W&M on the 18th.
SteelersReignSupreme
13:43
There*
SteelersReignSupreme
13:44
Also what is B-day admission
Pandally
13:49
@SteelersReignSupreme are you doing the student ambassador tour at W&M?
Pandally
13:49
Also b-day admission. Birthday admission! For my birthday.
13:52
yo do they update the portal at all when the send decisions
Pandally
14:24
@SonoSilv: my portal has been blank for the majority of the time. I was waitlisted. Email was how they sent the decision
15:46
cool cool thank you
SteelersReignSupreme
16:05
@Pandally: Happy Birthday! No I don't think so just a regular tour. What is the student ambassador tour?
Pandally
16:36
@SteelersReignSupreme: thanks! When i scheduled a tour before getting my answer - it was just a tour led by a 2L student to show me around the law school. I didn't get to sit in on any classes or anything.
Pandally
16:37
More added to the WL. Welcome y'all.
Pandally
12:36
Seriously... that email. Whyyyyyy
SteelersReignSupreme
12:46
@Pandally: My heart jumped out of my chest then crashed back down.
Pandally
12:47
@SteelersReignSupreme: right?! The fact that it was then gloating about their ranking kinda left a bad taste in my mouth too. I accepted the invitation for the panel anyways. Like come on...
SteelersReignSupreme
12:51
Yeah thats kinda messed up. Also accepted the invite though.😅
Pandally
12:51
@SteelersReignSupreme: kinda feels like stockholm syndrome in a way. Right? Hahaha
Got rejected. It hurts but oh well ig
Pandally
14:24
@ElderlyScreechingFalcon: sorry buddy. Good luck with the rest of your options. <3
@Pandally: thanks
Did I apply to schools out of my league
OutstandingImpartialKingfisher
11:00
Do you guys think it's too late to apply?
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